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Documentary Film: PUNK IN AFRICA – Three Chords, Three Countries, One Revolution…!!!!

Courtesy of PUNK IN AFRICA website

Courtesy of PUNK IN AFRICA website

Title: Punk In Africa
Director: Keith Jones
Producer: Deon Maas
Released year: 2011
Time: 82 minutes
Countries: South Africa/Zimbabwe/Mozambique

In 1976, as the Soweto Uprising was moving the anti-Apartheid struggle into a more militant stance, another revolution of sorts was starting in cities across South Africa. Inspired from abroad, but entirely filled with its own unique anger and outrage, punk rock exploded into a country where the Rolling Stones were banned from the radio. In their clothing and hairstyles, their lyrics and their decibel levels, these bands with both black and white musicians such as Wild Youth, Gay Marines and National Wake  broke the law. Punk rock in the Apartheid era was called the music of the devil.

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